Wanda Sykes to host 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Wanda Sykes. GLAAD photo.

GLAAD announced Wanda Sykes will be hosting the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

The awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. She can currently be seen on ABC'S Blackish, which she was nominated for a 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series", and Comedy Central's Broad City. Sykes was also on an episode of Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins, where she and Portia de Rossi lent their voices to a queer couple. The episode, titled "The Emergency Plan," is nominated this year for the inaugural 'Outstanding Kids & Family Programming' award.

Sykes was also the 2010 recipient of GLAAD's Stephen F. Kolzak Award which is presented to an LGBT+ media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBT+ acceptance.

Sykes was a vocal opponent of California's Proposition 8, which would prohibit marriage equality in the state, and publicly came out at a rally voicing her opposition of the ballot.

The Gayly. March 15, 2018. 4:39 p.m. CST.